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قُلْ أَيُّ شَيْءٍ أَكْبَرُ شَهَٰدةً قُلِ ٱللَّهُ شَهِيدٌ بِيْنِي وَبَيْنَكُمْ وَأُوحِيَ إِلَيَّ هَـٰذَا ٱلْقُرْآنُ لأُنذِرَكُمْ بِهِ وَمَن بَلَغَ أَئِنَّكُمْ لَتَشْهَدُونَ أَنَّ مَعَ ٱللَّهِ ءَالِهَةً أُخْرَىٰ قُل لاَّ أَشْهَدُ قُلْ إِنَّمَا هُوَ إِلَـٰهٌ وَاحِدٌ وَإِنَّنِي بَرِيءٌ مِّمَّا تُشْرِكُونَ
-Al-An‘âm ( الأنعام )

Asbab Al-Nuzul

((O Muhammad): What thing is of most weight in testimony?) [6:19]. Said al-Kalbi: “The chiefs of Mecca said: ‘O Muhammad, we see that no one believes in what you say concerning the matter of messengership. We have asked the Jews and Christians about you and they claim that there is no description or mention of you in their Scriptures. So show us someone who will testify that you are a messenger, as you claim’. As a response, Allah, exalted is He, revealed this verse”.

Asbab Al-Nuzul by Al-Wahidi , trans. Mokrane Guezzou